Imagine one of your people comes to you and says: "I love my job. I love the work and want to continue doing what I do now. I love the people I work with. I am even happy with the amount I'm paid. But I can't stand my manager. We've tried getting coachin More...21 May 2010 12:25
Only 50% of UK employees rate their managers as effective, according to a survey of 22,000 staff in 18 countries. The study, conducted by the Kenexa Research Institute (KRI), shows that being a "good manager" has a significant impact on the engageme More...27 November 2009 08:07
Job satisfaction has increased despite the impact of the recession, but relations between staff and their managers have strained, a survey has found. The 'employee outlook' survey, conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CI More...05 May 2009 16:10
Under-prepared job interviewers could expose employers to costly legal problems, new research has revealed. Nearly half of UK interviewers could be rushing decisions and forcing errors when hiring, according to a report by business leadership consu More...16 February 2009 11:15
T he government's much-heralded capability reviews, which rate organisational performance in Whitehall departments , lack proper benchmarking and do not assess middle management or frontline staff, according to a report by the National Audit More...12 February 2009 14:39
How did you get to where you are now? Having gained business knowledge at Tony Stone Images (TSI), when the company grew I began my post-grad certificate with the CIPD and moved out of sales to set up the HR department. When Getty Images acquired TSI More...06 February 2009 00:11
A quarter of managers plan to develop transferable skills or get a new qualification this year, a survey has revealed.
A study of 1,200 workers by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) found that nearly 25% wanted to retrain or pick up new skill More...26 January 2009 11:50
More than one third of line managers polled as recently as December reported that the economic downturn had not affected their organisations, it was revealed today. Research firm Roffey Park found that the credit crisis had not filtered through to ma More...14 January 2009 06:00
Poor management at the NHS is stifling its chance of improving patient services, MPs warned yesterday. The House of Commons' health select committee said too many local managers at primary care trusts (PCTs) failed to show the appropriate planning an More...13 January 2009 11:06
Bad management and leadership can increase the likelihood of serious heart disease among employees, Swedish researchers have found.
Scientists at Stockholm University tracked the heart health of more than 3,000 male employees aged between 19 and 70 More...25 November 2008 14:15
Line managers are the main stumbling block when it comes to making a success of staff training. A survey of learning and development professionals at the World of Learning conference in Birmingham found two in five respondents felt a lack of line m More...20 November 2008 07:28
Line managers will come under pressure during the economic downturn, affecting their teams' productivity, an expert warned. Penny de Valk, chief executive of the Institute of Leadership & Management, has warned that managers will ignore their t More...04 November 2008 10:11
One in five UK workers is frustrated in their job, and the fault rests with their line manager, research has found.
A study by management consultancy Hay Group found 20% of more than one million people surveyed were 'frustrated' at work, with half c More...30 July 2008 15:28
Line managers are failing to meet the expectations of their employees, research has revealed. People leaders do not adequately analyse situations, involve their teams in solving problems, admit their mistakes or seek feedback, according to the study. More...09 July 2008 08:00
Line management in the public sector needs to be more professional, according to a report by consultancy Deloitte. The firm interviewed senior figures in central and local government and concluded that public sector employers needed to improve their More...24 June 2008 11:30
Employers' ability to manage absence is being hampered by ineffective record-keeping systems, according to research by Personnel Today's sister publication Employment Review . The survey of 195 employers - covering a combined workforce of almost 9 More...28 May 2008 10:00
UK managers trail behind their global counterparts when it comes to motivating their employees , new research has found. A survey of 7,000 professionals worldwide, conducted by HR consultancy BlessingWhite, found that nearly one-quarter of UK-ba More...09 April 2008 13:57
NHS staff have reported improvements in managerial support and high levels of job satisfaction and training opportunities. The Healthcare Commission's annual survey received responses from 156,000 NHS workers. The survey showed levels of staff t More...09 April 2008 10:22
Front-line policing is being hampered by serious people management problems at the very agency set up to improve their training and systems, Personnel Today has learned. Just two in five workers at the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) un More...25 March 2008 07:36
December is a busy month for most workers, trying to juggle end-of-year tasks with a hectic social life. Simply trying to get hold of clients or suppliers is a challenge. This is borne out by a recent Business Adviser Barometer survey, indicati More...11 December 2007 06:00